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Ekaterina
Prokofyeva
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
13 March 1991
Height
176 cm
Weight
70 kg
Residence
Kirishi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Rostov-na-Donu, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Volgodonsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from swimming to water polo as her swimming coach was also playing water polo and suggested she try the sport.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Kabanov [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Málaga, ESP

General Interest

Hobbies
Shopping, cooking, going for walks, cycling, going to the theatre, spending time with friends and family. (Athlete, 12 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and bronze at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 23 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
For winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)

She was included in the All-Star team at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (fina.org, 02 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)